There are currently 23 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
The provide products or service that cater to the sexual gratification of others. To entice another into prostitution.
In criminal law, a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person receiving it to serve the remainder of his/her term outside prison if he/she complies with all conditions connected with his/her release. Compare probation.
Petit (Petty) Jury
Ordinary trial jury; whose function is to determine issued of fact in civil and criminal cases and to reach a verdict in conjunction with those findings. While the numbers of jurors has historically been twelve, many states now permit six-member juries in civil cases, and some states permit six-member juries to hear criminal cases as well.
civil The party who is complaining, suing; the Plaintiff has the burden of proof to state their claim against the defendant.
Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI)
Usually conducted by a probation officer after a plea or verdict of guilt. Done before sentencing and includes information about the defendant's criminal history and personal background.
Also known as adjournment in contemplation of dismissal or conditional dismissal. A program in which a defendant essentially is put on probation for a set period of time and his or her case does not go to trial during that time. If the defendant meets the conditions set by the court, then the charge will be dismissed.
Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI)
A remedial program by which first-time or criminal offenders are not subjected to the regular judicial process, but rather are immediately placed under probationary supervision for a period usually no longer than one year. The program allows persons accused of a crime to avoid the stigma of conviction and a permanent criminal record by correcting their criminal behavior during the period of probation. Pre-conviction probationary programs divert persons from the ordinary criminal process without the admission of guilt or a conviction, and for this, they are called diversionary programs.
Preliminary Adverse Action
Referring to a document and the process when a negative employment decision is being considered, the applicant/employee receives notice, a copy of his/her background report, and A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This is also referred to as “Pre-Adverse Action” and “First Notice.”
In criminal law, 1. A hearing, before indictment, to determine whether probable cause for the arrest of a person exists; 2. A hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant the defendant's continued detention and whether submission of such evidence to the grand jury is warranted.
Forethought. As one of the elements of first-degree murder, the term is often equated with intent and deliberateness.
Place used for the detention of persons in the lawful custody of the government, such as a person accused of a crime who is held for trial or a person convicted of a crime who is serving a sentence.
Act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and otherwise executed in accordance with the legal requirements for a will, and of determining its validity.
Procedure where by a defendant is found guilty of a crime, upon a verdict of plea of guilty, is released by the court without imprisonment, subject to conditions imposed by the court, under the supervision of a probation officer. Compare parole
Probation before judgment (PBJ)
Violation of probation terms may result in an entry of a conviction.
1. The act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial; 2. The party initiating a criminal suit, i.e. the state. If the civil litigant or the state in a criminal trial, fails to move the case towards final resolution or trial as required by the court schedule, the matter may be dismissed for want of prosecution or for failure to prosecute.